Ajax v Real Madrid Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th February 2019

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Ajax v Real Madrid Betting Tips – Champions League, 13th February 8.00pm

Ajax have a tough draw for the first knockout stage of this season’s UEFA Champions League. The last time that they found themselves beyond this stage was in 2003. They will be trying to find a way to challenge Real Madrid who are looking for their fourth straight title in the competition. Read our predictions for Ajax v Real Madrid.

Ajax v Real Madrid Betting Odds*

Real Madrid 17/20
Ajax 13/5
Draw 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:07 p.m.)

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Ajax News and Form

Ajax finished second in the group stage, failing to get the better of Bayern Munich in the race. However, Ajax did draw both of their games against Bayern. This is the first time since 2006 that Ajax are in the round of sixteen and they lost that one, so are looking for their first success at this stage. Real Madrid may just about have been the worst draw they could have gotten as Ajax are on a six-match losing streak currently against the Spaniards. In those six games, Ajax have conceded 20 goals, scoring only two.

Their only previous appearance at this stage was in the 2005/06 season against Inter. The Dutch outfit haven’t managed to win any of their last six games in the knockout stage (D2 L4). They are winless in five at home in knockout matches as well. The last time they won a home game in the knockouts was against Dortmund back in the 1995/96 season. Ajax have won only two of their last fourteen games against Spanish opposition (D1 L11). Their record in two-legged ties against Spanish sides though is a positive W7 D2. Ajax are undefeated in 2018/19 European games (W7 D5).

 

Key-Facts – Ajax v Real Madrid

  • Ajax beat Real Madrid in the 1972/73 semi finals
  • Real Madrid have only lost one game in the Netherlands
  • Real Madrid have won their last nine two-legged ties

 

Real Madrid News and Form

Real Madrid have such tremendous form in this competition. They have won each of their last nine two-legged European ties. From their previous head to head against Ajax, Real Madrid are W7 D1 L4 from twelve previous encounters. Their form has been getting better and better after a rocky first half of the season. They beat Rivals Atletico in a big La Liga derby match on the weekend. The Spaniards have been to at least the semi finals in each of the last eight seasons of the Champions League. They have been to the quarterfinals in each of their last eight.

Real Madrid knocked out PSG at this stage last season in the competition. Real Madrid are W6 L3 from nine previous ties against Dutch opponents. This will be their first since a meeting with Vitesse in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup. Real Madrid have won five of their last six trips to the Netherlands and they are W5 D2 L1 there overall from previous visits. Their only defeat in the Netherlands happened at Ajax in 1995. Los Merengues have won 26 of their last 39 European matches (D7 L6).

Ajax v Real Madrid Tips & Odds

Real Madrid to win outright at 17/20
Under 2.5 goals at 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:07 p.m.)

Ajax v Real Madrid Predictions

Real Madrid to win: This is a good draw for Real Madrid who we are going to predict come away with a win in a low scoring game. Ajax did well in the group stage, but Real Madrid are just running in some nice form at the moment and can get the advantage on the board.


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